Nullification: The Rightful Remedy to Government Overreach

State nullification is the “rightful remedy” for overturning federal usurpations of power, explains Peter Rykowski, research associate and bulletin editor for the John Birch Society, in this episode of The Sentinel Report with Alex Newman.

Peter has become an expert in researching and promoting the Constitutional safeguard of nullification. Based directly on Article VI of the U.S. Constitution, nullification provides the states with the liberty to invalidate federal laws that are not pursuant to the Constitution’s enumerated powers.

Article VI, Clause II of the Constitution supports nullification by stating, “This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof; and all Treaties made, or which shall be made, under the Authority of the United States, shall be the supreme Law of the Land; and the Judges in every State shall be bound thereby, any Thing in the Constitution or Laws of any State to the Contrary notwithstanding,” explained Rykowski.

Nullification is found in the first section of the afore-written sentence. The statement “in Pursuance thereof” is the key element. Any laws passed that are not made in pursuance of the Constitution and its enumerated, limited, and restricted powers, shall not be considered the supreme law of the land and should therefore be nullified.

In the news, Alex and Peter go through:
– Chris Christie’s campaign town hall.
– Nullification and legislative updates.

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